Fred Perry was the proto-preppy punk. Even after winning all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the 1930s, the Bournemouth-born son of a cotton spinner was still despised by the tennis establishment. He didn’t care, and went on to give lessons to the likes of Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers. Fred Perry also invented the sweatband and, in 1952, launched his eponymous polo shirt at Wimbledon. It wasn’t long before mods, skinheads, Rude Boys, and other British youth subcultures incorporated Perry’s polos — sharp at night, fresh in the morning — into their own looks. Today Fred Perry offers a wide range of clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women, and kids — from sneakers to woven shirts to plaid wool dresses. Every piece features Perry’s instantly recognizable laurel logo, based on an old Wimbledon symbol. In 2008, Fred Perry and Belgian design legend Raf Simons, famous for the clean lines he brought to fashion powerhouse Jil Sander, began to collaborate. Simons mined the Perry archives, adding bright fluorescent colors and slimming the silhouette. Simons describes the collection as "Futuristic Sportswear." We call it a perfect match.
What's the point of shopping a pants sale only to find a pair you love that doesn't come in your size? This sale is specifically geared toward guys your size. The exercise in frustration that so often accompanies shopping for your lower half? Consider that a thing of the past.
Belgian designer Raf Simons’ hand is clear in these slim-fitting boldly colored updates of classic Fred Perry looks. The squeaky-clean lines get even cleaner with Simons’ touches, like a shrunken contrast collar on a classic short-sleeved button-down. The colors are bold and cheerful. Solid pink and yellow polos are offset only by Fred Perry’s signature laurel logo, while diagonal argyle prints are rendered in bright blue and orange against a black and gray background.
This sale's got everything a guy could need for the Labor Day holiday—on the sartorial front, at least. Hitting the beach? We’ve got trunks for the daytime and easygoing sweaters for the evening chill. Staying dry? Smart trousers and button-downs should do the trick. Just remember: Burgers and drinks are up to you.
The gifting season has officially arrived, and we’ve pulled together a huge selection of top-notch gear right here to help you get a jump on things. Now, whether these great picks — ranging from apparel to accessories to footwear — wind up as a present for someone on your list or a little something special for yourself, well. . . we’ll leave that up to you.